It is April 9 and it does not feel like Spring yet. I woke up to a dusting of snow this morning 😦 I had planned on going to a Spring Fiber Fest today, but too many other things came up this morning and then it just seemed to be too late for the drive. Hopefully tomorrow I can get there. Even though I really do not need to add any more yarn to my stash. I did find out that there will be a booth carrying not only yarn, but cross stitch products too. Oh yeah, gotta go 😉
So as my title indicates, I have been juggling 4 projects lately. I have juggled 2 in the past, but not 4 that I can remember. Usually I knit in the morning and cross stitch at night. But I am all over the place with 4 projects. So, first up is the Liva Cardigan.
Yep, this one is still on my needles. This is a pattern in one of the Berroco books and can be found on Ravelry. I am using the called for yarn, Topaz by Berroco. I have picked up stitches along the left and right front and for the collar. I have to knit 6″ on about 300 stitches. I think I have 4 1/2″ stitches in right now. So, it is going slow, but I am getting there. Once that is finished all I will have to do is to sew on pockets (of course pockets) and weave in ends. It has been a few days since I put any stitches in. The Fairy Correspondence Shawl is the reason why.
This is section 2 and my least favorite of this one. The bobble row took me over 3 hours to get across :O Wow! They are not perfect either, but they are staying as is. There is a little v at the top of them that I don’t think is supposed to be there, but I’m ok with it. The Weeds and Thickets section before and after the bobbles were not fun either. None of these sections were hard, just very time consuming. I love the look of the Weeds and Thickets, but I am really hoping that there are no more of these or bobbles in this shawl. I am loving my color choices. That pop of pink is perfect with the purples. Purple yarns are Jilly & Kiddles Tour de France and Bonjour and the pink is Ishtar from AJHC Wools. Yesterday I finished section 3 and love it!
This section was called Conifers and it was so rhythmic and relaxing to knit. I was even able to watch tv while knitting this lace pattern. Though I guess I did get a little too into the “Bridgerton’s” as I forgot a yarn over a couple of times and had to unknit several rows. But I didn’t mind as this pattern was wonderful to knit. Section 4 doesn’t come out for a few days, so hopefully I can get the Liva cardigan finished.
The other 2 projects that have captured my attention are cross stitch. You know I can’t not have a cross stitch project going on in my life 😉 So now I have 2 going, LOL First up is Blossom by Mirabilia.
This one is a joy to stitch. The colors are so vivid. There are more than a few stitches in each color, so it isn’t like confetti stitching. I am stitching her on 16ct Busy Izzy from Fabrics by Stephanie. It is such a pretty fabric and I am loving watching Blossom come alive on it.
A special piece of fabric finally arrived for a project that I have been wanting to stitch since February. It is not the normal Aida that the dyer usually dyes so I wasn’t sure it was going to work. It is a rather flimsy Aida and the sizing looked to be off. One of the reasons that I use Aida is that I am a tight stitcher and having a flimsy fabric like Lugana or linen does not work for me. This Aida feels like a Lugana, so I am trying to be conscience of my stitches not being too tight.
Yes! I finally started the Fox and Rabbit 2022 Mystery SAL. The fabric is Winter Wishes by Fabrics by Stephanie. Like I said, this Aida is different and the Winter Wishes is a bit lighter than normal. But it is working. The floss I chose is DMC 115. I went with a color way out of my color comfort zone and I feel like I made the right choice. The way the colors change in this floss is awesome! I really like the continuous stitching with one floss. This is where I left this piece last night.
This project is quite large, using a 29″ x 29″ piece of fabric. I am not sure when I will be caught up with this one. The section that is stitched above is the February section. So I have all of the borders of the January section, the March and the April sections to do. I think after this section that I am stitching on now is finished, I will stitch the April section and hopefully have some time to do some catching up before the next section comes out May 1. This pattern is the 2022 Mystery Sampler and is a free design from Fox and Rabbit.
So that is what I have been up to. Juggling these 4 projects has been fun. I am enjoying each of them when I work on them. How many projects have you juggled all at once? I’d love to know.
And now I leave you with a most glorious sunset that I just saw out of my craft room window ❤
11 thoughts on “Juggling Four Projects”
Your knitting is beautiful.
Blossom is beautiful, & the fabric is perfect for it.
I love DMC 115, it’s such a pretty red..
Thank you, Marilyn. DMC 115 is amazing! I am not a red person at all, but when I saw this one, it just called to me for the 2022 Mystery SAL. I am loving it.
Ginny your knitting projects are so beautiful! The Liva cardigan is really looking awesome and the shawl is lovely. I really love your Fox and Rabbit SAL, such a yummy color. I am getting ready to start a cross stitch project… we’ll see how long it takes me to finish it 😂
Thank you, Tina. I am happy to say that the Liva cardigan is off of my needles! Not to weave in ends and block! I look forward to seeing what you will be cross stitching!
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The sunset colors and the Fox and Rabbit floss colors are pretty similar! 🙂 I love the floss and how your stitching is turning out. Hope you get used to the fabric. Your other projects are looking great too, and it looks like you’re having fun with the juggling! 🙂
Thank you, Anita. It has been interesting juggling the 4 projects and it really didn’t drive me crazy having so many actually going on at once. One of them is off of the needles and just needs some finishing. Woo Hoo!
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I can’t wait to see your finished project! 🙂
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Blossom is gorgeous, I think of her a Princess Elliana’s little sister!
I also love the Fox and Rabbit sampler. I’m a little behind as I hadn’t realised they had changed their name. I love seasonal pieces so I must go and download this one. I joined the FB group and am really enjoying all the different colour combinations.
Thank you, Joanne P. I agree that Blossom is Princess Elliana’s little sister. She is also on my list to do.
There really are a lot of wonderful versions of the Fox and Rabbit sampler, isn’t there? It is wonderful to see. No worries about just starting, I am not very far into it and it will probably take me quite a while to get caught up. I look forward to seeing your color combinations.
And this is why I love crafting, there’s never a dull moment when you get several projects going. I look forward to your updates and finishes.
Thanks for sharing the sunset, I agree, it truly is a most glorious sunset.
E.C., if I could let myself go and just start everything I wanted, my house would be so full of WIP’s. I have managed these 4 without stressing, but I don’t think I could add another. I still have a few WIP’s that need to be finished, but I am not currently working on those. They will have to be picked up again at some point, LOL.
I am looking forward to many more sunsets this Spring and Summer. I am glad you enjoyed my share 🙂
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